How many Canadians approve of the job that the Prime Minister has been doing? According to one poll, it's only about half. However, Justin Trudeau's approval rating is still higher than that of President Donald Trump.\nAn Ekos Politics poll conducted from January 10 to 14 this year revealed that exactly half of the country approves of the PM's performance.\nThe sample size for the poll was 1,196 with a margin of error of 2.8 percent. The results were adjusted to exclude responses from people who selected "don't know."\nThe numbers show a sharp rise from 2019 when the Prime Minister's numbers dropped to between 30 and 40 percent.\nHowever, they also indicate a large decline from 2016, which showed him peaking at just over 70 percent.\nEven at only 50 percent, Trudeau still scores much higher than Donald Trump. Among the same number of Canadians, the U.S. President's approval rating is 14 percent.\nAccording to FiveThirtyEight, which aggregates all current American polls, Trump is more popular in his own country, with a current approval rating of 42.3 percent.\nTrudeau has had a lot to handle this year already with Canadians being killed on a Ukrainian Airlines flight that was shot down over Iran.\nCanadians & Ukrainians are working together on the ground in Iran, and we’ll continue to work together to get answers, accountability, and justice for all those who lost a loved one on flight 752. Read a summary of today’s call with @ZelenskyyUa here: https://t.co/7We10w6lcn— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) January 14, 2020\nAccording to Ekos, that may be affecting the rise in popularity the Prime Minister is currently experiencing.\nIn the same poll, respondents were asked, "how would you like to see the Canadian government respond to this incident?"\nView this post on Instagram Trade between Canada & the US supports millions of good, middle class jobs on both sides of the border. I’m at the White House today to work with @realdonaldtrump on increasing trade and moving forward with the new NAFTA. 🇨🇦🇺🇸 Le commerce entre le Canada et les États-Unis soutient des millions de bons emplois pour la classe moyenne des deux côtés de la frontière. Je suis à la Maison-Blanche aujourd'hui pour travailler avec @realdonaldtrump à accroître le commerce et à faire progresser le nouvel ALENA. A post shared by Justin Trudeau (@justinpjtrudeau) on Jun 20, 2019 at 12:18pm PDT\nThe top two most chosen options were "Canada should focus on pursuing an apology and compensation for the victims' families" and "Canada should focus on de-escalating the situation with Iran."\nWith only three percent, the lowest-scoring answer was "Canada, alongside the United States, should respond with punitive measures against Iran in the form of military action."\nFurther polls may show different results for the Prime Minister in the future.\nEkos also indicated that this poll was conducted online and is therefore only representative of the country's online population.